• UK Water dispense market nears £200 million

    By Vending International on March 27, 2020
    With hydration becoming ever more important for British consumers, the UK water dispense market grew by 2.3% in value to £192 million and by 2.9% in units installed to over 870,000 in 2019, according to the latest UK Water Dispense Market report from Zenith Global, the food and drink experts. “This was despite poorer summer weather than 2018 and increased […]
  • Global study highlights impact of water access on employee wellbeing

    By Vending International on March 19, 2020
    A report on global workplace water consumption finds that workers are happier and feel more productive when employers provide better drinking water facilities. The report, produced by Waterlogic from a survey of more than 6,300 respondents, also estimates that the USA alone could cut almost 19 billion plastic bottles from its waste each year through one simple switch. Full-time workers from across Europe, North America […]
  • Britain becoming hydration nation

    By Vending International on February 19, 2020
    With water drinks driving beverage market growth around the world, plans have been announced for the 28th annual UK Water Drinks Conference on March 24, 2020 in central London. Speakers include the global heads of sustainability and hydration research from international market leaders Nestlé and Danone along with chief executives from Danone, Harrogate, Highland Spring and Nestlé. Other speakers from Kantar and Zenith Global will focus on market developments and prospects. […]
  • New water trade body to be launched

    By Vending International on January 21, 2020
    The UK water-dispenser and hydration industry has announced the formation of a new trade body – the Water-dispenser & Hydration Association (WHA). This new association represents the amalgamation of the BWCA and the EDWCA. The new body is said to offer the industry one strong voice and with unimpeachable standards, give an audited mark of quality for customers to look […]
  • US water dispenser market approaches eight million units 

    By Vending International on November 6, 2019
    The US water dispenser market has grown by an annual average of 4.4% to reach almost eight million units at the end of 2018, according to a new report from the industry’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global. “For the first time, we have been able to include integrated tap systems alongside our regular research into bottled water dispensers and mains-fed […]
  • Two UK water cooler associations to form new trade body

    By Vending International on October 14, 2019
    The members of the British Water Cooler Association(BWCA) and the members of the European Drinking Water Cooler Association(EDWCA) have voted to form a new, combined association to replace the two separate existing trade associations. Talks began between members of the two executive committees in 2018. A proposal was formed as a result and the members of each organisation voted positively […]
  • Hydration – the facts

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has launched two new hydration fact sheets in its series called Why Water Matters. The sector-specific guidance notes are for those in the dental and retail sectors, both identified by the Association’s members as being areas where healthy hydration and sustainability are of particular interest. The launch of the latest titles brings the total in the […]
  • Dubai to host Global Bottled Water Congress in October

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    ‘Open Water’ will be the theme of the 16th Global Bottled Water Congress from October 8 to 10 in Dubai, because the market’s rapid growth represents continuing open water for innovation, health and sustainability development. This year’s congress features industry leaders from many of the region’s top bottled water companies including Agthia, Dubai Refreshment, Mai Dubai, Masafi and Oman’s National […]
  • Tee off for a good cause

    By Vending International on April 18, 2019
    The BWCA has raised more than ‘just a drop’ of money to fund clean water sources in Zambia through the charity Just a Drop. The Association and its members have already raised over £66,000 and have a thirst to raise yet more. The BWCA annual charity golf day aims to do just that.  On Thursday June 27, 2019 members and guests […]
  • UK water cooler market rises to £140 million

    By Vending International on March 28, 2019
    The value of the UK water cooler market has reached the £140 million mark in 2018, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) annual conference heard today (28 March 2019) from Zenith Global. Last year the sector topped £133 million in value. The UK cooler market in 2018 increased in terms of the total installed cooler base growth, to reach 678,000 […]